I have to admit that sometimes I don’t like all of the stamps that are included in a stamp set. If I’m lucky there’ll be a couple of components that stand out to me enough to make it worth buying the entire set, and in this case it was the little flowers and banner that caught my eye. I used the flowers to do another one of my favorite techniques: creating a stamped background image on a card.
A dear friend gave me this book, “Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers”, for Christmas and it is a great source for inspiration if you want to try your hand at doodling floral images and need a little bit of guidance. There are no words in the book, simply images of hundreds of possibilities for you to follow. At first it may seem daunting flipping through the works of Lisa Congdon’s illustrations, but once you rest your eyes on a particular flower and dissect the pieces that make up each little petal or leaf it’s not that bad.